Maersk will run the rail service connecting the ceramics exporters
in Morbi via Maliya to Port Pipavav every ten days and help the shippers
connect to the Gulf, African and European markets.
APM Terminals Pipavav,
with its strategic location, is strengthening itself as the port of choice for
connecting exporters across the varied belts of the country. APM Terminals
Pipavav recently received the new rail service started by Maersk and operated
by PRCL that connects the exporters from the ceramics heartland of Morbi via
Private Freight Terminal at Maliya.
The export cargo moved on a
rail service is helping decongest roads and
improving the speed-to-market by reducing the total transit time by 15%.
Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “The rail service also improves
schedule reliability compared to road transportation and helps the exporters
connect to their preferred ocean service without delays. With this new
connection, APM Terminals Pipavav reinforces its offering as a reliable gateway
for Gujarat’s tiles and ceramics market”
Managing Director, Maersk South Asia, commented, “Now, with one for ceramics
exporters, we have another feather in our hat.”
The rail service was
inaugurated by Mr SanjivGarg, Managing Director – PRCL and Mr AmitBharadwaj,
Chief Commercial Officer – APM Terminals Pipavav, in the presence of
representatives from Maersk, and other partners, including Aarya Ocean, CHAs,
and several ceramic exporters and paper importers.